Stephen Koppekin’s Blog

EMPLOYERS DO NOT DELAY IN ASSERTING DEFENSES

On June 3 the United States Supreme  Court decide the case of Fort Bend County V. Davis . Davis an employee of defendant filed a charge with the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) alleging sexual harassment and retaliation for making such a claim . Title VII of the...

Attention Employers who work in Massachusetts

Beginning in June 2019 Employers in Massachusetts will have a new obligation under the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical leave (MPFML) provisions. The MPFML requires employers of ONE or more employees in Massachusetts to post a Department issued Notice outlining...

Heartbeat of Hollywood

On Monday June 3 the annual Heartbeat of Hollywood golf tournament  will take place at two fine golf courses  .. El Caballero CC and Moorpark CC .. The event raises money for the Motion Picture Television Fund with the funds dedicated to the Motion Picture Home in...

Humor in the Workplace: What Managers Should Know

Humor in the Workplace: What Managers Should Know

When in a work environment, it can be easy to rely on humor to create and maintain working relationships with your employees. While certain environments will permit humor more than others, it’s critical that a company’s leadership team has a firm handle on what is and...

A Brief History of the Department of Labor

A Brief History of the Department of Labor

America’s first step toward creating the Department of Labor as we know it today took place in 1884 with the passage of Bureau of Labor Act. That law created the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to gather data on labor and employment in the country; BLS still exists...